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This is consistent with the view that modern Homo sapiens first evolved in Africa, where it had a longer time to accumulate genetic diversity, and then a subset migrated and colonized the new lands. Much of the genetic evidence, in short, supports the OOA. Most, although not all, scientists now favor some version of the single-origin OOA. All modern humans appear to share a common ancestry with Africans who lived perhaps 120,000 to 220,000 years ago. In the words of one prominent OOA author, we are all “Africans under the skin” (Stringer, 2002).

Some Iranian women wear veils over their hair and faces; some Brazilian women wear “dental floss” bikinis and cover practically nothing. Anthropologists coming back from their fieldwork have long celebrated the cultural diversity they found. Perhaps the most influential was Margaret Mead, who purported to have discovered cultures in which the “sex roles” were totally reversed and sexual jealousy entirely absent. Mead depicted island paradises inhabited by peaceful peoples who celebrated shared sexuality and free love and did not compete, rape, fight, or murder.

Support for each hypothesis and theory is evaluated by the cumulative weight of empirical evidence. 41 The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology adaptations are formed (Cronin, 2005; Dawkins, 1982, 1989; Hamilton, 1964; Williams, 1966). Evolutionary theory, of course, includes more than the process of natural selection. Natural selection, however, is the only known fundamental causal process capable of creating complex functional design and hence will be treated here as the most general level in the hierarchy of evolutionary theorizing.

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